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Dave Cieslewicz

Hizzoner argues his approach to Madison’s flood threat covers the “complexity” of the causes and solutions to flooding; a Catholic remains faithful through “poor leadership” of Bishop Morlino, who recently died. Read more

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Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d Read more

Opinion 7 Comments

The shutdown and Trump’s insistence on a wall are both senseless and unnecessary. But the shutdown does remind the public that our government does important things in service to average Americans. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

I’ve had two Shelties, but they were really my wife’s dogs. This time we have a mutt and it’s going to be different. Read more

Citizen Dave

Citizen Dave has been busy turning the pages of both new books and classics. What’s his pick for the best book of the last 365 days? Read more

Citizen Dave

Next year we can start putting “former” in front of “Governor” when we write about Scott Walker. And there is even more to look forward to. Read more

Citizen Dave 1 Comments

For the past few years I’ve worn the family Santa costume and tried to entertain all at the Cieslewicz family Christmas Eve. No longer. I’ve been thanked for my service and sent on my way. Read more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

Gov. Scott Walker negotiated a $28 million deal with Kimberly-Clark before signing a bill that takes away the next governor’s power to do exactly the same thing. Read more

Opinion 2 Comments

Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald aren’t just limiting the power of the offices of the governor and attorney general. They’re undermining the basis of our system: that rules should apply equally regardless of who is in office. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

To continue to exist, free speech needs to come with a big dose of tolerance. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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Carolyn Fath

Just about everyone seems to agree that Lake Mendota needs to be lowered in order to prevent Madison’s flooding risk. Everyone, that is, except lake experts who say it won’t solve our problems. Fortunately, there are other solutions. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 8 Comments

Drawing more fair election districts is just the first step for Wisconsin Democrats. The party will also need to find a way to win more conservative districts. Read more

Citizen Dave 7 Comments

For almost two decades there has been a cloud over the festivities: chronic wasting disease. And for the last eight years, the government has done nothing to keep it from spreading. Read more

Citizen Dave

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David Michael Miller

Robin Vos appears to be following a Republican playbook in his quest to limit Gov.-elect Tony Evers’ power once in office. The North Carolina Legislature did the same thing in 2016. Read more

Opinion 3 Comments

You could make a fair case that nothing much would be lost if football went away. After all, there are plenty of safer alternatives. But there could be ways to make the game safer without banning it forever. Read more

Citizen Dave

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Matthew Norman

The major implication of Tony Evers’ victory over Scott Walker is that the new Democratic governor will force a fair redistricting after the 2020 Census. Read more

Citizen Dave

It could be a bellwether for the rest of the state. Read more

Citizen Dave 3 Comments

For now, tech seems to be mostly used to magnify the worst parts of who we are. But someday, maybe, it could blast decency and thoughtfulness. Read more

Citizen Dave

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Dave Cieslewicz

Kriss Marion lives in a district where candidates can’t afford to give up on any voter. We could use more of these competitive districts. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Paul Soglin’s decision to reverse course and run again for mayor was the least surprising surprise announcement imaginable. He has pulled these moves before. Read more

Opinion

If you haven’t already, check out The Wilderness podcast, a 15-part series on the woes of the Democratic Party. Read more

Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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Sharon Vanorny

Democrats agree that their quest to flip the state Senate hinges on whether Kriss Marion, an organic farmer, can topple the Republican incumbent in Senate District 17, a seat once held by Republican maverick Dale Schultz. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Kriss Marion buys some vegetables from vendor and supporter Jenny Bonde of Hollandale at the Mineral Point Farmers Market.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    A natural extrovert, Marion enjoys chatting with people at farmers’ markets, parades and rural fundraisers.

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    Dave Cieslewicz

    Landmark (right), with business partner Anna Thomas Bates at their Paoli shop: “I’m confident that I’m the only campaign manager in the country who makes cheese one day a week.”